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Ten-man Turkey leave it late in Ireland

Published: Tuesday 14 August 2012, 23.25CET
Republic of Ireland 0-1 Turkey
Substitute Oğuzhan Özyakup's goal sealed the points for ten-man Turkey in their final Group 7 qualifier, leaving Ireland's hopes in the balance.
Ten-man Turkey leave it late in Ireland
Ireland players show their disappointment after conceding with six minutes left ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandTurkey

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
8
Corners2
 
9
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Published: Tuesday 14 August 2012, 23.25CET

Ten-man Turkey leave it late in Ireland

Republic of Ireland 0-1 Turkey
Substitute Oğuzhan Özyakup's goal sealed the points for ten-man Turkey in their final Group 7 qualifier, leaving Ireland's hopes in the balance.

A late goal by substitute Oğuzhan Özyakup earned ten-man Turkey a 1-0 win against the Republic of Ireland in their final UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 7 qualifier.

Though Muhammet Demir was shown a straight red card with 17 minutes remaining, it was Turkey who felt impelled to attack and ultimately left Sligo with the three points thanks to Oğuzhan's neat winner.

The visitors would have scored after 16 minutes if the perfectly positioned Shane Duffy had not deflected wide Serdar Aziz's near-post header from Soner Aydoğdu's corner. Home goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin was forced into action later in the half, saving brilliantly from Sefa Yilmaz's long-range drive.

A quiet second period exploded into life when Demir was dismissed after reacting to a Greg Cunningham challenge. However, it was Turkey that seized the initiative, grabbing the lead 11 minutes later. Excellent footwork inside the box from Oğuzhan opened up the Ireland defence, allowing him to slot under the onrushing McLoughlin.

Ireland could have levelled in the dying minutes. The ball fell kindly for John Egan after the right-back had bundled his way through the Turkey rearguard, but his side-footed effort was parried by Özkan Karabulut.

Tolunay Kafkas's side sit in second position, hoping their final haul of 15 points will be enough to secure them a place in the play-offs as one of the four best runners-up. The defeat has dealt a blow to third-placed Ireland's automatic play-off chances; with two games left Noel King's men are six points behind leaders Italy – and five short of Turkey – though they face the Azzurrini in their last fixture.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.17CET

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Lineups

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Turkey

Turkey

1
McLoughlinIan McLoughlin (GK)
1
Özkan KarabulutÖzkan Karabulut (GK)
2
EganJohn Egan
3
Özgür ÇekÖzgür Çek
3
CunninghamGreg Cunningham (C)
Yellow Card31
4
Murat AkçaMurat Akça
4
DuffyShane Duffy
5
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Yellow Card88
5
CanavanNiall Canavan
7
BayramÖmer Bayram
Yellow Card24
Substitution76
6
TowellRichie Towell
Yellow Card70
8
Sefa YılmazSefa Yilmaz
Yellow Card63
Substitution81
7
WhiteAidan White
10
Emre ÇolakEmre Çolak
Substitution61
8
HendersonConor Henderson
Substitution82
11
Muhammet DemirMuhammet Demir
Red Card73
9
CollinsJames Collins
14
Soner AydoğduSoner Aydoğdu
10
O'KaneEunan O'Kane
16
Serdar AzizSerdar Aziz (C)
Yellow Card31
11
BradyRobert Brady
17
Musa NizamMusa Nizam

Substitutes

16
McCareyAaron McCarey (GK)
12
Ömer KahveciÖmer Kahveci (GK)
12
KiernanRob Kiernan
2
Barış BaşdaşBarış Başdaş
13
BartonAdam Barton
6
Orhan GülleOrhan Gülle
14
CorryPaul Corry
9
Sercan YıldırımSercan Yıldırım
Substitution76
15
C. CliffordConor Clifford
13
ÖzyakupOğuzhan Özyakup
Substitution61
Goal84
17
ScannellSean Scannell
Substitution82
15
BaşsanEmrah Başsan
18
MurrayRonan Murray
18
İsmail Odabaşıİsmail Odabaşı
Substitution81

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Tolunay Kafkas (TUR)

Referee

Kristo Tohver (EST)

Assistant referees

Sten Klaasen (EST), Raul Kaivoja (EST)

Fourth official

Mart Martin (EST)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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